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Army Building an Airport Just For Drones

Thud457 Airport ?! (48 comments)

surely the proper nomenclature would be aerial drone aerodrome .
or at the very least, robot roost

about a week ago

High Temperature Superconductivity Record Smashed By Sulfur Hydride

Thud457 Re:Scientists? (80 comments)

How to See Ghosts 101 :
Develop one or more of the following:
1. cataracts
2. glaucoma
3. macular degeneration

about two weeks ago

Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

Thud457 Some things never change (170 comments)

Those that don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

about two weeks ago

Apple Accused of Deleting Songs From iPods Without Users' Knowledge

Thud457 home taping is killing music (250 comments)

"You didn't buy it from us, you must have stolen it."

about two weeks ago

Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

Thud457 $100k is not adequate information (277 comments)

$100k and sharing a rented hovel in silicon valley with seven other brogrammers ?
Or are we talking $100k in a mansion on the golf course in Arkansas?

about two weeks ago

IoT Is the Third Big Technology 'Wave' In the Last 50 Years, Says Harvard

Thud457 obvious (ab)use case : (196 comments)

I have to admit, it would be nice if my fridge would automatically re-order things I'm running out of and want always stocked.

I would not be nice if my fridge ordered 50,000 pizzas because the script kiddie down the block H@XX0R3D some NSA-mandated vulnerability.

about two weeks ago

Microsoft's Age-Old Image Library 'Clip Art' Is No More

Thud457 Re:Good riddance (110 comments)

But what of curation?
If I do a web image search, I get 2,000,000,000,000,000 possible matches to wade through. With maybe 0.0001% of them being simplified line art or, heaven forfend, SVG.
Also, that random pile of images has no cohesive style.

wow, me break /.'s spellcheck. There's a surprise.

about two weeks ago

South Korea Bans Selfie-Stick Sales

Thud457 better left to the privacy of the bedroom (111 comments)

rebranded as walking canes, suitable for thrashing uncultured young whelps that insist on annoying their elders by taking selfies everywhere.

about two weeks ago

10-Year-Old iTunes DRM Lawsuit Heading To Trial

Thud457 Re:Oh, the entitlement... (246 comments)

Ah, but see, that puts in stark contrast the GENIUS of Microsoft.
The only unbreakable lock is the one that does not exist.
They brilliantly prevented people from running Windows on 68k Macs, with 100% success.
Unfortunately, their engineers aren't the Titans they were in the days of yore. I've heard rumors that Windows 8 has managed to sneak onto some tablets, but I don't believe them.

about two weeks ago

NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

Thud457 I'll keep warning you, you won't listen (153 comments)

Just remember I told you so when Elon Musk is holding the Earth for a ransom of one MILLION dollars or he'll smack us with an asteroid.

Also, could one of these new asteroid mining companies get whatever's left of Atari to sponsor them so they can fly under the Atari logo?

about three weeks ago

Ohio College Building Indoor Drone Pavilion

Thud457 PFAH! (42 comments)

Your toy airplane is weak if it can't hack it in a light breeze.

about three weeks ago

Google Announces Image Recognition Advance

Thud457 you know, for the cats. on the internet. (29 comments)

Next they need an AI that can describe the smells in a image.
Then you can finally tell if someone on the internet is a dog.

about a month ago

Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors

Thud457 you think I am making joke... (55 comments)

ah. So since Francis Bacon isn't deceased, he's not considered. Got it.

about a month ago

Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

Thud457 God, schmod! I want my monkeyman! (187 comments)

I really need to know if mammoths are tasty.
Plus, Brundlefly, they're not carnivorous. No problemo.

about 1 month ago

Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

Thud457 future managers of America (226 comments)

Gulags for people who can't code their way out of "hello world" ?

about a month ago

Magic Tricks Created Using Artificial Intelligence For the First Time

Thud457 OOOOHHH GAAAAWWWDD..... (77 comments)

Now skynet can BORE us to death!
Thanks Science.

about a month ago

Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

Thud457 derpa derpa derp. (316 comments)

When you name your movement after a bunch of guys who didn't want to pay taxes, don't be surprised to receive some extra scrutiny from the taxman. Sheeesh.

about a month ago



AI could make lawyers obsolete by 2030

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  about two weeks ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will dominate legal practice within 15 years, perhaps leading to the “structural collapse” of law firms, a report by Jomati Consultants predicting the shape of the legal market has envisaged.

"First, we unplug all the lawyers" -- robot Shakespeare, Henry 6.0 "

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Ron Paul Exposed As White Supremacist By Anonymous

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "Hackivist group Anonymous has announced that not only have they decimated the websites of avowed White Supremacist group American Third Position (A3P) during Operation Blitzkrieg but, in the process, they claim to have accidentally uncovered close ties between the racist group and Ron Paul. Not just the Ron Paul campaign, but Ron Paul himself."
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shooting triggers lockdown of HP & Apple campu

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "A disgruntled employee at a quarry shot eight people and fled through the HP campus, carjacking a HP contractor. The Apple & HP campuses were locked down Wednesday while a police manhunt tried to locate the suspect."
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"Atlas Shrugged" movie flops at box office

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "The movie adaptation of Ayn Rand's beloved children's fairytale failed to cover it's filming costs in it's opening (and presumably only) week in theaters this weekend. Tea partiers will just have to wait for part II to go direct to netflix.

I predict 9999 comments, all at -1, troll for this story."

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Goatse Security warns of iPad user data risk

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Thud457 (234763) writes "oh dear, goatse is now submitting security alerts to IT websites.
nice (?) to see the classics still have legs.

Vulnerability research firm Goatse Security claims to have found a security flaw in AT&T's protocols that exposes the personal data of more than 114,000 iPad buyers.


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This must be preserved for the ages!

Thud457 Thud457 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Zoo keeper mauled to death 'after defecating on tiger'

A young Chinese tiger keeper has been mauled to death after apparently trying to defecate on one of his big cats.

The 19-year-old appears to have climbed the railings of the Bengal tiger cage and pulled his trousers down.

Evidence at the scene of the death at the Jinan animal park included toilet paper, excrement and a trouser belt.

Zoo officials think Xu Xiaodong either slipped into the cage or was pulled in by one of the four angry tigers.

According to the South China Morning Post, the man told a co-worker he needed to go to the toilet but police were called when he failed to return.

They found his body lying on the ground surrounded by tigers. The teenager had reportedly been bitten in the neck and was covered in blood.

Police believe Xu climbed the wall of a partially constructed building used to raise the tigers to relieve himself. They said the smell probably caused the tigers to pounce.

You can see more stories about tigers and zoos on Ananova, or read our Animal attacks file.

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